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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 81, Macon-Jackson County will meet on Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 69 Iotla Street. All local, county and federal law enforcement personnel, active or retired as well as their support staff are welcome to attend. For more information call John O'- Connor at (828)349-0698.

Franklin Bird Club Meeting will be held on Monday, April 21, 7 a.m. at the Macon County Public Library "A Safari Trip to South Africa" By Jim and Ellen Shelton. They will share some pictures and stories from their 2012 birding trip to South Africa. On Saturday, April 19, 8 a.m., Jack Johnston will lead a bird walk at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve. From Franklin: Take the Georgia Rd (US 23/US 441) south for approx. 5.2 miles, turn left onto Riverside Rd and follow for 0.5 miles, turn right onto Hickory Knoll Rd and follow for approx. 1.9 miles — the preserve is located off a private drive (2249 Hickory Knoll Rd) on the right-hand side of the road; parking area is on the left, before the farm gate. On Tuesday, April 22, 8 a.m., Jack Johnston will lead a bird walk at Queen Branch (off Hwy 28, 7 miles north of Sanderstown Rd on the left). On Wednesday, April 23, 8 a.m., a bird walk along the Greenway led by Paula Gorgoglione. Meet at Salali Lane. Parking is off Fox Ridge Road which is just south of Franklin Flea Market on Highlands Rd. For more information and to sign up, call (828)524-5234.

Dogwood Crafters will hold its annual Easter Tea in Dillsboro on Saturday, April 19, at the Historic Jarrett House with two seatings, before and after the Easter Hat Parade. Call the shop at (828)586-2248 for pricing and to reserve your seat for 1 or 3 p.m. or for more information.

The Highlands Botanical Garden will have an “Earth Day of Service” on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Week by volunteering in the Botanical Garden in exchange for a free lunch. Weeding, pruning, and other desperately needed tasks. Contact Kelder Monar (828)526-0188 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Highlands Nature Center will present a talk on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Highlands Nature Center (930 Horse Cove Road), director Patrick Brannon will be presenting a talk on the impact of discarded bottles on the mortality of small mammals. Brannon will discuss the conservation implications of this phenomenon in our region, and how you can help alleviate the problem. This program is appropriate for all ages and is free.

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